Are you in search of the perfect worktop for your kitchen? Worktops can we be a difficult decision in the renovation process, this is because you have to consider your aesthetic preference, but also the practicality of materials, as well as the cost associated.
A longstanding favourite in luxury kitchens is the granite countertop. At Stephen Graver, it is one of our much loved surfaces, and this is due to a number of benefits:
- Granite counters add value to your kitchen
Granite is a durable, natural material, that withstands the test of time. As such, when reselling a home it is a feature that is universally recognised as a quality product, and therefore increases the appeal of your home for the long-term.
- Granite countertops are durable
As previously mentioned, it is super tough, which means you would have a hard time scratching or chipping the surface of the stone. A sealer on the stone, applied by a professional for best results, can extend the life of the counter and help it resist stains as well.
- Granite is an earth-friendly material
As a natural material it retains its natural look. There is a vast range of options available, varying in colour and pattern; basic, marbled, or speckled.
- Granite resists bacteria and dirt
Because the surface of the sealed granite countertop is not porous, meaning things will not soak into it, your kitchen is less likely to be plagued by dirt, bacteria, and other grime commonly found on countertops and in kitchens. The smooth, sealed surface also allows you to clean up messes from kitchen prep and spills easier.
- Granite is easy to fix in the event that it does scratch or chip
Accidents do happen, particularly in a busy home, a heavy dish may fall and chip the surface for example. The good news is that Granite can easily be repaired by a professional.
- Granite is a family friendly kitchen countertop material.
If you have every had a real wood surface you will relate to chasing guests around the kitchen with coasters, and using surface protectors for hot pans. With granite, you can relax, it can handle the heat and liquids.
- Granite countertops are perfectly flat.
If you’re a keen baker the smooth flat surface that granite provides will be a real plus, making rolling, cutting and kneading a breeze.
Granite is, without doubt, an expensive investment, but it is just that… an investment. It will outlast most other materials in your family’s home and still look fantastic. That’s not to say it is for everyone, so if you would like to discuss more about choosing the right worktop for your kitchen please do get in touch.